December 3 | 12:00 PM

The Kenmore Ballroom

76 N Pearl Street

The third Downtown Albany Hot Chocolate Stroll takes place Saturday, December 3 from Noon-4:00 PM. With ticket purchase, you'll receive a passport allowing you to try gourmet beverages from participating locations and vote for your favorite hot chocolate! For an additional cost, various locations will offer grown-up hot chocolate cocktails as well. Each ticket purchase also includes an exclusive Downtown Albany x Upstate of Mind hot chocolate mug designed by CompasLife!


Tickets | $20 advance, $25 day-of | Online ticket sales end at Noon on Friday, December 2

Pick up your passport and a map of participating locations at The Kenmore Ballroom (76 N Pearl Street) between Noon and 2:00 PM


Participating locations:

  • Banh Mi 47
  • Broadway Plaza Liquor
  • Discover Albany
  • Hilton Albany
  • Loch & Quay
  • Stacks Espresso Bar
  • The Enchanted Florist & Gifts of Albany
  • The Excelsior Pub
  • The Kenmore Ballroom
  • The Olde English Pub
  • The Skinny Pancake
  • The Vandy Thrift Shoppe
  • The Yard Hatchet House & Bar/Boozy Moo
  • Wellington's Bar & Lounge

While you stroll, take in some spectacular holiday shopping with local artisans, makers, artists, and small businesses at the Holiday Market at The Kenmore Ballroom from 11:00 AM-5:00 PM.

There is FREE on-street parking in Downtown Albany throughout the day, and event parking validation will be available at the Riverfront Garage (2 Columbia Street) for the duration of the event. Show us your parking slip at the registration table to receive your validation. Validations are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. 

Participating locations are subject to change. This event is rain or shine, and refunds will not be issued unless event is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances or dangerous weather. Please do not attend the event if you have tested positive or display any symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have been in close contact with anyone that has tested positive in the past 14 days. Please wear a mask at all times If unvaccinated, when inside businesses, or whenever social distancing is not possible. COVID-19 is still a risk and attendees acknowledge that they are responsible for their own safety at the event. All attendees must complete and agree to a safety waiver during checkout.